Saturday, 2 June 2012

Johan Santana's NO HITTER Mets vs Cardinals 6/01/12

Share your thoughts on a major moment in the Mets' 51-season history. The drought is over. After 50 years and 8019 games, Johan Santana became the first New York Met to throw a no-hitter, in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 136 pitches were the most he has thrown since missing the 2011 surgery.Mets fans have been waiting for this for 50 years. Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, and Dwight Gooden never did this. Tonight, Johan Santana became the first Met to throw a no-hitter. The score was 8-0, and the losing squad was the Cardinals, but .Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Johan Santana's road back from shoulder surgery wasn't nearly as long as the New York Mets' path to the first no-hitter in franchise history. Given his struggles since becoming a Met and the franchise's tortured history with Johan Santana became the first pitcher in franchise history to accomplish the feat Friday night in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. It only took 8020 games and half a century for the Mets to do it. Santana allowed only five walks .MIKE FITZPATRICK | AP Sports Writer • Published June 02, 2012 NEW YORK – Johan Santana was past 130 pitches and fans at Citi Field were high-fiving with every out, hoping this was finally the night the New York Mets had waited for.MIKE

FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) throws against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning of a baseball game on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Citi Field in New York. NEW YORK—Johan Santana pitched

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